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Hornets Art Concept

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The OP's bug is definitely a chick.  No way should it be associated with an NBA team. 

 

I wouldn't be surprised to see some tweeking done here and there, but if the organization strays too far from the original it will undermine the purpose of bringing the Hornets name back to life.  Significant changes will only help to disassociate the current team from the feelings of nostalgia the organization needs to evoke from the public. 

 

I think it would be smarter to stay close to the original for the first few years.  Once the Hornets are embraced by the city, then more modifications can be made. 

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Still would rather have the original but I found this concept for the new logo and I think it stays pretty true to the original with a more modern look.

 

cant be the original

 

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I hope that's not what they're going for.

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Yaaaa no. That's bad.

And yes, I believe it's going to be Purple and Carolina blue (just look at the Back The Buzz shirts they handed out)...hopefully they don't butcher the brand. But can't wait to see what they go with...

Look at the new Winnipeg jets...they just came back but just like the new new Hornets , are a remake of an original franchise and a completely different franchise. (Winnipeg moved to Phoenix became the Coyotes, then Atlanta Trashers moved to Winnipeg and became the Jets)

They didn't copy the original look, they made a completely new one with a slight alteration to the colors and major alternations to the logos/script...I wouldn't be surprised one bit to see MJ and Co. Do the same

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Don't worry guys, I think this logo is from a poster on sportslogos.com...or whatever that site is

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Yaaaa no. That's bad.

And yes, I believe it's going to be Purple and Carolina blue (just look at the Back The Buzz shirts they handed out)...hopefully they don't butcher the brand. But can't wait to see what they go with...

Look at the new Winnipeg jets...they just came back but just like the new new Hornets , are a remake of an original franchise and a completely different franchise. (Winnipeg moved to Phoenix became the Coyotes, then Atlanta Trashers moved to Winnipeg and became the Jets)

They didn't copy the original look, they made a completely new one with a slight alteration to the colors and major alternations to the logos/script...I wouldn't be surprised one bit to see MJ and Co. Do the same

 

 

Then the I want the Hornets crowd is going to be upset because it isn't the Hornets from before. They want the same jersey's, logo's and mascot. 

 

 

Some aren't going to be happy unless it's completely the same and it's just not going to be. MJ has pretty much said as much. I think the Winnipeg Jet's situation is pretty close to what's going to happen here. 

 

Altered jersey's, Logo, slight modification to the color scheme. Darker purple and a lighter blue. 

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I don't really like the new logo that was posted here. The colors though are fine IMO.

To be honest, I'll be SHOCKED if the MJ releases the same logo, same uniforms, same colors, etc that we had before. For one, we don't know what sort of issues the NBA will have in giving Charlotte back certain trademarks. From a legal perspective, there are already concerns about what history of the Hornets, New Orleans would own and what history Charlotte would. You would THINK it would cut off as Charlotte Hornet history and New Orleans history, but apparently it's more complicated then that since Sinn moved the franchise. So, don't tell me that uniforms and logo concerns won't be a roadblock themselves!

 

Secondly, the old stuff is selling now because it's RETRO and hip! Will people still want the old look two years from now or will it be overdone? Think of how many teams have UPDATED themselves since the Hornets left for New Orleans. Most of the fans who grew up with the Hornets as teenagers, are going into their 30s. Those types of people are buying THROWBACKS to relive their youth but day to day aren't the type of consumers who will be buying merchandise. Expect the team to rebrand to a younger and hipper crowd; than what was hip in 1995.

 

Also, it has to cost LESS, I'd believe, to match some of the colors in the old Bobcats logo where they can. I have to think of all the things you'd have to change throughout the franchise and arena and saving one color, at the very least has to add up. I do see a bit of orange in this particular design that was posted and I wouldn't be shocked to see it in the new one; whenever it's released. 

 

In the end, I think people will accept the new logo. This is no different than all of the rebranding we see across professional including the Carolina Panthers (much more futuristic now), Philadelphia Eagles (the green is actually much darker than it was before) and the Atlanta Hawks (obvious difference). It just happens.

 

To honor the past, assuming MJ can get rights to, expect a throwback night from time to time. BUT like I said, I can't see him just throwing up the old jersey and logo for a number of reasons.

 

 

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In an interview after the press conference "As I posted above" MJ stated that using the same look of the old Hornets, using the same colors for a bit of cute nostalgia is a mistake. The new uniforms, logo and colors need to work for the future as well. Also said not to expect that based on some lettering and outlines behind him in the press conference.

He basically calls the Hornet colors outdated and fans wanting Cute, and Nostalgic uniforms silly, but not in a mean way. lol

You realize those aren't quotes from MJ right?

MJ's only comment on the subject that I can recall is that they haven't gotten that far yet.

They would be idiots to stray to far away from a brand that 80% of Charlotte wanted to bring back. I expect an updated version of the original with slight tweaks.

What kind of marketing idiot would try to change things completely? 80% of the people associate the name, with the colors, with Hugo, with the original logo. To try to change any of those things drastically would be beyond dumb.

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You realize those aren't quotes from MJ right?

MJ's only comment on the subject that I can recall is that they haven't gotten that far yet.

They would be idiots to stray to far away from a brand that 80% of Charlotte wanted to bring back. I expect an updated version of the original with slight tweaks.

What kind of marketing idiot would try to change things completely? 80% of the people associate the name, with the colors, with Hugo, with the original logo. To try to change any of those things drastically would be beyond dumb.

I'm with you, if MJ has made these comments mentioned in this thread then I certainly missed it.

People are taking speculation and just running wild with it.

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Any idea where it came from?

 

I really hope this isn't what they're looking to use.

 

it appeared on a website called Imgur, said he was not the creator and that it has been *leaked* but in reality it's probably something someone made up in photoshop.

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